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Holy hell, picking my jaw up off the floor!
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(01-24-2019, 02:03 PM)Suburban Monk Wrote:
(01-24-2019, 01:56 PM)Kadosh Wrote: My 80 year old mother (who had NEVER had an accident in her life) and my dad 'Escaped' with minor injuries when she T-boned a semi a few months ago in their Ford Escape. She decided then that they would not be driving anymore. Luckily nobody else was injured.

Holy hell, picking my jaw up off the floor!

Yeah...the semi obviously came out on the better end of this deal. No damage to the rig or trailer at all actually. Miracle!!!
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(01-24-2019, 02:02 PM)Suburban Monk Wrote: My mother is 64 and she scares the everliving hell on me when ever I go somewhere with her.
it's straight scary, it's like being on a roller coaster!

Unfortunately, until they have a "come to Jesus" event, it's really tough getting them to give up their independence willingly. I'm glad my mom decided that it was time to stop driving after the crash, but Dad, on the other hand, was far less cooperative...but we ultimately persuaded him to give up the keys too. It was time.
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I want to make a Philip comment here - but I know most of you have already thought it!
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(01-24-2019, 02:02 PM)Suburban Monk Wrote: My mother is 64 and she scares the everliving hell on me when ever I go somewhere with her.
it's straight scary, it's like being on a roller coaster!

I am a year older than your mom and still drive good but I do try and limit my night time driving especially in bad weather. Will hate when I have to give up driving but I don't want to kill myself or someone else.
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There really needs to be a driving review/re-test requirement for folks after reaching a certain age. I'm about there myself, and I just think it is prudent to protect the safety of others on the road by requiring a remedial course and test at some point. It sure doesn't take long for one's driving skills to diminish once they reach the deceleration phase of life, which obviously occurs at different ages for different folks.
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(01-24-2019, 02:35 PM)Kadosh Wrote: There really needs to be a driving review/re-test requirement for folks after reaching a certain age. I'm about there myself, and I just think it is prudent to protect the safety of others on the road by requiring a remedial course and test at some point. It sure doesn't take long for one's driving skills to diminish once they reach the deceleration phase of life, which obviously occurs at different ages for different folks.

Good point testing may be appropriate.
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(01-24-2019, 02:45 PM)WNC Wrote:
(01-24-2019, 02:35 PM)Kadosh Wrote: There really needs to be a driving review/re-test requirement for folks after reaching a certain age. I'm about there myself, and I just think it is prudent to protect the safety of others on the road by requiring a remedial course and test at some point. It sure doesn't take long for one's driving skills to diminish once they reach the deceleration phase of life, which obviously occurs at different ages for different folks.

Good point testing may be appropriate.

Hell, they have awesome driving simulators anymore. Just require persons over 60? 65? to re-qualify in the simulator before renewing their license. They already test vision, but reaction time is the biggie as we age.
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(01-24-2019, 02:55 PM)Kadosh Wrote:
(01-24-2019, 02:45 PM)WNC Wrote:
(01-24-2019, 02:35 PM)Kadosh Wrote: There really needs to be a driving review/re-test requirement for folks after reaching a certain age. I'm about there myself, and I just think it is prudent to protect the safety of others on the road by requiring a remedial course and test at some point. It sure doesn't take long for one's driving skills to diminish once they reach the deceleration phase of life, which obviously occurs at different ages for different folks.

Good point testing may be appropriate.

Hell, they have awesome driving simulators anymore. Just require persons over 60? 65? to re-qualify in the simulator before renewing their license. They already test vision, but reaction time is the biggie as we age.

So true about the reaction time, I leave more space between me and the car in front for that very reason, I also focus more than I used to, no more looking at the pretty flowers. Chuckle
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(01-24-2019, 02:02 PM)Suburban Monk Wrote: My mother is 64 and she scares the everliving hell on me when ever I go somewhere with her.
it's straight scary, it's like being on a roller coaster!

Same with my grandpa (papa)

He should not be driving

Last time I visited him in Florida I was laughing because he rattle can spray painted his car from all the shit he’s hit Chuckle makes me laugh but really it’s not funny

We went out to dinner and after we got home I came outside about an hour later and his car was still running. He never turned it off. Facepalm
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